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By Beth Kutscher , Adam Rubenfire and Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals across the country are stepping up their preparedness and staff training for the possible arrival of Ebola cases at their doorsteps in the wake of failures in handling Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The mergers and acquisitions storm in the life sciences blew in fast and furious in the second quarter and petered out just as quickly. But the ripple effect roiled subsectors of the healthcare industry that previously had been quiet.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A growing number of specialist practices, insurers and health systems are moving toward the specialist-based medical home model.
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Late News
By Adam Rubenfire , John N. Frank and Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Facing mounting political pressure to name an Ebola czar, President Barack Obama last Friday appointed former senior White House aide Ron Klain as the administration's response leader for the Ebola outbreak.
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Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network and Meridian Health, Neptune, N.J., have signed a preliminary agreement to merge into a regional mega-system.
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The Week Ahead
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Family physicians will announce a new multiyear messaging campaign this week called “Family Medicine for America's Health.”
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By Darius Tahir | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Representatives of hospitals and the Food and Drug Administration will examine whether various technologies are effective in keeping patients out of the hospital at the upcoming ECRI Institute annual conference in Washington.
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Regional News
By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
St. Jude Medical, a prominent manufacturer of heart products and other medical devices, reported sluggish international sales growth in its third quarter, which forced the company to lower its revenue projections for the rest of the year.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dignity Health would invest $30 million in cash and take a minority stake in a proposed Arizona joint venture with Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Ascension Health, according to a bond offering by Dignity.
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By Sabriya Rice | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas has until the end of October to demonstrate to the CMS that it has addressed lapses that have allowed significant numbers of untreated psychiatric patients to walk out of its emergency department without staff realizing they had left.
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By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Aetna will shut down its Delaware Medicaid plan by year-end after the insurer and the state couldn't agree on new managed-care rates.
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News
By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medical-device manufacturers say it makes no sense to mark their products with unique identification numbers since hospitals and other healthcare providers are not required to use the system. But that's no longer true, at least for some devices.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Obama administration plans to offer infrastructure loans to small and rural healthcare providers to participate in Medicare's program for accountable care organizations.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A report attacking the American Medical Association's annual recommendations to the CMS on physician pay claims the association wildly overestimates the time it takes specialists to perform their work.
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A study is questioning the use of robots in gynecological surgery after they produced inferior outcomes and had higher costs compared with laparoscopy, the major alternative.
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By Bob Herman and John N. Frank | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The nation's largest insurer and the largest hospital chain are proving that the major players on both sides of the insurer-provider divide can find ways to thrive in an era when overall healthcare spending remains in check.
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By Lisa Schencker | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Comments from U.S. Supreme Court justices last week suggested skepticism toward North Carolina's defense of its state dental board in a case that could force changes on state healthcare regulatory boards across the country.
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Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare is now accepting nominations for its inaugural Excellence in Governance awards for 2015.
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Cover Story
By Beth Kutscher , Adam Rubenfire and Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals across the country are stepping up their preparedness and staff training for the possible arrival of Ebola cases at their doorsteps in the wake of failures in handling Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Emergency preparedness funding for U.S. public health and healthcare systems has fallen victim to the overall climate of fiscal austerity in Washington, with budget sequestration cuts taking a chunk out of both programs. But that may change with the current Ebola scare.
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By Steven Ross Johnson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Texas Health Resources suffered a huge blow to its reputation with its mishandling of the first U.S. Ebola patient last month. Now the not-for-profit system has hired public relations firm Burson-Marsteller for communications support
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By Adam Rubenfire | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An Ebola scare at an urgent-care clinic in Texas and another at a doctor's office near Boston have underscored the need for ambulatory care providers to prepare for patients who may present with Ebola-like symptoms, experts say.
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By Adam Rubenfire | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As concern about the adequacy of U.S. hospital training and protective measures to safely treat Ebola patients mounts, the Dallas hospital at the center of the storm and a national union that represents nurses engaged in an angry war of words late last week, a reflection of the fear that now grips...
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Features
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The mergers and acquisitions storm in the life sciences blew in fast and furious in the second quarter and petered out just as quickly. But the ripple effect roiled subsectors of the healthcare industry that previously had been quiet.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A growing number of specialist practices, insurers and health systems are moving toward the specialist-based medical home model.
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Editorial
By Merrill Goozner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. healthcare system badly fumbled its first unexpected encounter with the deadly Ebola virus. One misdiagnosed patient is dead, two nurses who treated him are sick, and hundreds of people may have been exposed to the virus. Panic is spreading.
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Guest Commentary
Chip Kahn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
President Barack Obama's January 2009 pledge to “computerize the nation's health records in five years” largely has come to fruition. As we look to the future, it is critically important to continue striving to realize a larger vision for health information technology.
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Letters
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The Oct. 13 cover story, “Devicemakers challenged on resistance to value-based payment,” may leave readers with the mistaken impression that AdvaMed opposes reimbursement reforms designed to provide incentives for reduced costs and higher quality when in fact, we have consistently...
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Q&A
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Ben Breier is president and chief operating officer of Kindred Healthcare, a post-acute-care provider that reported $4.9 billion in revenue in 2013.
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By the Numbers

A list of the nation's 39 largest post-acute-care companies, ranked by 2013 net revenue (where applicable). Source: Modern Healthcare's 15th annual Post-Acute Care Survey, DAC Bond and Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Published Oct. 20, 2014, p. 30.
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News Makers
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Lucia Savage, 52, will be chief privacy officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, replacing Joy Pritts, effective Oct. 20.
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Dr. R. Blake Curd has been named president of the Physician Hospitals of America, a Washington-based trade association for physician-owned hospitals.
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Data Points
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Data Points for the week of Oct.20, 2014, covered the following topic: Medicaid expansion
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Outliers
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Life and death struggles aren't the only battles raging in emergency departments. There's also the less visible war between doctors' ideals and the challenges of practicing medicine in today's political and economic healthcare environment.
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Listening to Dave Brubeck perform the Hoagy Carmichael classic “Stardust” may not become standard procedure in surgery recovery rooms, but researchers at Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center found that elective hysterectomy patients had significantly lower post-surgery...
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